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October 2020 New Release Round-Up

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Richard Barnard

A Light Snow-Fall After Frost

for unaccompanied SATB choir

Atmospheric setting of Thomas Hardy poem.


Our Great Grief and Joy

for flute, harp and viola

An instrumental development of ideas from Woolf Letters.


Ghost Songs

for tenor and guitar

Setting of three poems by Cornish poet Charles Causley, composed to celebrate the centenary of his birth.



for unaccompanied upper-voice choir (SSA)

setting of 1914 Edward Thomas poem.


The Moon Shines Bright

for unaccompanied choir (SATB with divisi)

Choral version of a traditional Christmas song of medieval origins.


Out in the Dark

for choir (SSAATTBB) and alto saxophone

Setting of one of the last poems Edward Thomas wrote before he was killed in April 1917 during the battle of Arras.


Three Early Stroll Songs

for baritone, mezzo-soprano and piano

After Ian McMillan’s short poems, commissioned by Helen Charlston and recorded for Delphian Records.


Woolf Letters

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Song cycle of text drawn from Virginia Woolf’s letters to her sister Vanessa Bell.


Liz Dilnot Johnson

Blake Reimagined

for two choirs (SATB) with optional organ

May be performed in between verses 1 and 2 of Parry’s setting of Jerusalem, or as a stand alone piece (without organ).


Christopher Fox

Heliotropes 6

for string quartet

Premiered by the Arditti Quartet at the 1988 Darmstadt Ferienkurse.


Hidden Consequences

for horn, trombone and tuba

Commissioned by Zinc & Copper Works.


Topophony (chamber orchestra version)

for chamber orchestra with 1, 2 or 3 improvising soloists

Version of orchestral work for Ilan Volkov and the Israel Contemporary Players.


Unlocking the grid

for solo woodwind instrument with playback

Homage to the work of the artist Agnes Martin.


Vic Hoyland

For Derek John Benton; because: “Found Objects”

for ten performers

A belated Birthday gift for a 47 year old cousin from a 74 year old composer.


Brian Inglis

Two songs

for voice and piano

‘A Fond Kiss’ and ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ also available for voice and guitar.


Graham Lynch

The Couperin Sketchbooks

for piano

A series of short sections sharing something of the spirit of Couperin’s music.


Kevin Malone

Aims, Goals, Targets and Objectives

for string quartet

a farewell to the Lindsay String Quartet based on Haydn’s op.74, no.3 in G minor.


Mario Pagotto

Ricercari Di Bravura

for two harps

Combining virtuosic technical aspects with a new expressive capacity for these instruments.


Richard Pantcheff

Nocturnus I (flugelhorn and string orchestra version)

for flugelhorn and string orchestra

For Jevon O’Donovan and Marnus Greyling. Premiered by them at the Wakkerstroom Music Festival, South Africa.


Nocturnus VI (flugelhorn and string orchestra version)

for flugelhorn and string orchestra

Written in honour of Benjamin Britten on the fortieth anniversary of his death.



for solo contrabassoon and orchestra

This work was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, the late Inge Hadorn, one of South Africa’s leading woodwind instrumentalists.


On Hearing the Oxford Bells at Eventide

for orchestra

A a musical response to Sir John Betjeman’s famous poem Church of England commissioned for the Oxford Orchestra da Camera in celebration of its tenth anniversary in 2002.


John Palmer


for solo piano

Composed this music while walking along the streets of New York.



for piano and electronics

Commissioned by the Konzertzyklus La Calma in Lucerne and inspired by the Buddhist principle of causality.


Susannah Self

Eight Arias

for soprano and piano from the opera Artemisia


Two Sacred Duets

for soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano from the opera Artemisia


Jack Van Zandt

Regular Division of the Plane

Six Pieces for two pianos after M.C. Escher

Inspired by the artist’s large “Metamorphosis” pictures.


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